Nimschke Factory Engraved Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver, .32 caliber, serial number 80217, all visible serial numbers matching with dots to trigger guard and underside of frame. Top of barrel marked "Saml Colt", left side of frame marked "Colts Patent", cylinder and underside of frame marked "2" with serial number. Engraved scrollwork is present on most of the major components, entwining line and dot motifs appear on the loading lever and butt with a naval battle scene on the cylinder. Louis D. Nimschke's characteristic wolf head on either side of the hammer, left side of frame, and an eagle head on the right side of frame above the wedge. 1-piece ivory stocks, octagonal barrel, silver plated frame, standard front sight, loading lever. Barrel length – 5". Overall length – 10". Serial number corresponds to year 1853. Provenance: the collection of Benjamin Dysart, Brentwood, Tennessee. CONDITION: Action is excellent. Nimschke engravings highly visible, cylinder scene is weak. Gun has been cleaned in the past. Part of a cased set at one time.
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